Joyce Holt Whitley

Joyce Holt Whitley

Joyce Holt Whitley
July 20, 1932 – April 30, 2020

Joyce Holt Whitley, 87, died Thursday. She was born in Johnston County to the late Howard & Inez Atkinson Holt. She was a loving wife & mother who will be remembered by every life she touched. She was preceded in death by a son, Kenneth Edward Gettis, Sr.

She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Bruce Whitley of the home, children, Elizabeth Seagroves of Middlesex, James Gettis of Haw River, Billy Gettis (Paula) of MO, Bruce Whitley, Jr. (Cheryl) of Middlesex, 12 grandchildren, & 14 great grandchildren.

Graveside service 2 pm, Saturday, Whitley Family Cemetery, Middlesex. Arrangements are Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory, 211 W. Third St., Wendell.


  • Lynn Watkins Posted May 1, 2020 6:20 pm

    An angel is walking the streets of gold today. She was such a kind and loving person who loved her family and always had a kind word for everyone.

  • Charmaine & Trey Morris Posted May 4, 2020 12:20 pm

    My sincere condolences to her family. It breaks my heart to know she passed away. Joyce was a very sweet lady. We will miss you.

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